5 records Cristiano Ronaldo can break at the World Cup and where Lionel Messi compares
Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to set multiple World Cup records this year in what will be his last participation in the tournament.
The Portugal captain has already endured a turbulent month after ending his relationship with Manchester United by mutual consent this week, following his decision to conduct a bombshell interview with Piers Morgan. He will become the first player since 2010 to play in the World Cup as a free agent.
There will continue to be an intense focus on his future on a domestic level, with Real Madrid ruling out a return for their club-record goalscorer. His mother's club Sporting Lisbon have also distanced themselves from making a move while Bayern Munich poured cold water on speculation.
Ronaldo is already Portugal's record scorer with 117 goals and he will be hopeful of adding to his tally in this tournament. However, he is also aiming to become the player to score in the most World Cups. Ronaldo has already netted in the 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 editions and if he scores in a fifth tournament, it would pull him one clear of Pele, Uwe Seeler, Klose and Lionel Messi.
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